What are the major groups of microorganisms?
There are five major groups of microorganisms:
- Bacteria: They are single celled disease-causing microorganisms. They can be spiral or rod-shaped.
- Fungi: They are mostly multicellular disease-causing microbes. Bread moulds are common examples of fungi.
- Protozoa: They mainly include organisms such as Amoeba, Plasmodium, etc. They can be unicellular or multicellular.
- Virus: Viruses are disease-causing microbes that reproduce only inside |the host organism.
- Algae: They include multicellular, photosynthetic organisms such as Spirogyra, Chlamydomonas, etc